After Warlords of Draenor did not live up to expectations, Blizzard pledged to remedy their mistakes in Legion. One issue that killed subscriber numbers (and frankly, the fun) in the previous release was the enormous gap between content patches that left players burned out and in need of more. It would appear that Blizzard creates good on their own promise at this point this expansion while using the unexpected launch of the Trial of Valor raid only a couple of months after release. The long awaited Nighthold raid is following quickly in the footsteps, too, having a release date of January 17th for Normal and Heroic modes. Mythic Nighthold plus the first wing with the Raid Finder difficulty follows a week later within the 24th. The Up-date site gave expose preview of the items don’t be surprised:
“The most significant structure inside Broken Isles using one of the grandest within Azeroth, the Nighthold stands to be a testament to the achievements of from the nightborne civilization. Centered around the Nightwell, the fount of arcane souped up that has sustained Suramar for years and years, these grounds were built to be a haven on the worries of the universe. Speculate a felstorm churns throughout the former temple of Elune across the bay, and Gul’dan himself now resides throughout the palace’s walls, those worries now begin-not end-here.”
Nighthold features 10 bosses in 4 different wings. The developers emphasize that although Gul’Dan is the final boss and legendary demon adversaries lie in wait within Nighthold, the aesthetic and design within the raid is designed surrounding the ancient elven civilization.
“Equally our artists and designers approached the growth of the city of Suramar using the aim evoking the experience and bustle of your living city under occupation, the dungeon team wished to the actual Nighthold really felt such as grand palace of Suramar. From botanical gardens to guest quarters, from an observatory to chambers enclosing the strength method of obtaining nightborne civilization, we experimented with generate a grand royal court and after that consider just how the Legion’s presence would affect and transform that foundation. A number of our raid zones are dark and oppressive places, by necessity-the domain of Xavius can’t be bright and cheery-but the Nighthold is designed with a raid environment that is both beautiful and deadly.”
Nighthold is exciting for many people fans because it’s the earliest raid this expansion made up of powerful “tier” armor with set bonuses that frequently massively enhance the functionality of an spec. With 10 bosses and tier armor to build up, it’s clear the fact that raid is intended to last players adequate time. With few guilds even having cleared Trial of Valor on Mythic difficulty, there’s many content intended for raiders. Can be if Blizzard continues to release timely patches while keeping their group of followers engaged, or maybe they’ll repeat the mistakes they provided in Warlords of Draenor and then players thirsty for lots more.